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The history of Carolina; : containing the exact description and natural history of that country: together with the present state thereof. And a journal of a thousand miles, travel'd thro' several nations of Indians. Giving a particular account of their customs, manners, &c. (1714)

Author: Lawson, John, 1674-1711; Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768. fmo RIBRL; Collinson, Charles Streynsham. fmo RIBRL; England and Wales. Sovereign (1660-1685 : Charles II). Second charter granted by King Charles II. to the proprietors of Carolina; Brown University. Library. fmo RIBRL
Subject: Natural history; Natural history; Indians of North America; Indians of North America; Tuscarora language; Woccon language; Indian linguistics; Indian linguistics; Catalogs, Booksellers'; Imprint 1714
Publisher: London : printed for W. Taylor at the Ship, and J. Baker at the Black Boy, in Pater-Noster-Row
Language: English; Iroquoian; Siouan
Call number: b5722725
Digitizing sponsor: John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor: John Carter Brown Library
Collection: jcbindigenous; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana
Notes: Foldout map facing page 61.

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First printed in serialized form under title "A new voyage to Carolina" as part of "A new collection of voyages and travels", compiled by John Stevens from 1708-1710, and printed in cumulation in London, 1711 and issued separately in London, 1709

"A small dictionary of every tongue ...", p. 225-230, contains numbers, general vocabulary and phrases in the English, Tuskeruro [i.e. Tuscarora, a language in the Iroquois family spoken by a tribe in New York State and Ontario], Pamticough [a language spoken by the Pamlico Indians, who lived in Virginia], and Woccon languages [as spoken by a Siouan tribe near Piedmont, North Carolina]

"The second charter granted by King Charles II. to the proprietors of Carolina", p. 239-254, has separate caption title

"An abstract of the constitution of Carolina", p. 255-258, has separate caption title

Signatures: A (-A4) B-H I² K-2L (2L4 verso blank)

Bookseller's advertisement: p. [1], 3rd count

Title printed within double rule border; woodcut initials


Vail, R.W.G. Old Frontier

Clark, T.D. Old South

Pilling, J.C. Proof-sheets of a bib. of the languages of the North Amer. Indians

Alden, J.E. European Americana


John Carter Brown Library copy imperfect: front two flyleaves, p. [1-2], 3rd count, and rear flyleaf have been backed with Japanese paper

John Carter Brown Library copy bound in contemporary full calf; rebacked and boards repaired

Provenance of the John Carter Brown Library copy: front flyleaves contain annotations possibly in the hand of Peter Collinson, F.R.S. whose autograph appears at the head of the title page; Charles Streynsham Collinson: armorial bookplate on front pastedown; Brown University: bookstamp on title page

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